Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai

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Sunday non-driver

Your will agrees with God, but in your flesh there is a nature that renders you powerless to do what you know you ought to do. When the Lord initially comes in contact with our conscience, the first thing our conscience does is awaken our will, and our will always agrees with God. Yet you say, "But I don’t know if my will is in agreement with God." Look to Jesus and you will find that your will and your conscience are in agreement with Him every time. What causes you to say "I will not obey" is something less deep and penetrating than your will. It is perversity or stubbornness, and they are never in agreement with God. The most profound thing in a person is his will, not sin.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (6 June, "'Work Out' What God 'Works In' You")

More will, less perversity and stubbornness.

So this is my first commuting Sunday, and it seems like the trip will work pretty smoothly. In addition, it's good to know that, whatever else comes during the week, I'll still have my Sunday mornings at Victrola before heading to the church.

Settling in is going well. Almost everything is unpacked and put away except the kitchen; a couple of things are MIA, so I suspect I inadvertently left a box at the old apartment. Plenty of time for that, as I have plenty of sorting, packing, and moving out to do over there. happy2beso comes to visit today—I'm looking forward to showing her the new place. I haven't seen Lara in a couple of years, which makes it extra fun.

Also met my upstairs neighbor, Blake, yesterday. Seems like a cool, friendly guy; grad student in bioengineering and almost always at school/work. He and his girlfriend, Sam, have been tenants for a few months and didn't really connect with the former downstairs occupants, so I'm looking forward to building a good relationship with them. Their dog has a fierce bark and likes to run at me when she can see me in my apartment, ending in her slamming into the window with her nose and leaving doggy drool and such on it. It's much worse for her than it is for me, so I hope she gets more comfortable with me soon. Blake says she probably thinks cats still live in my place, as my predecessors had a couple of them.

It'll be a full day today since we also have our Gathering of Prayer in the evening. This adds up to more bushopping than average, which is ultimately a good thing in building my senses of timing and navigation.

Feeling very blessed these days. Very blessed indeed.

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